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Deep Dive: Updates to the Necessary and Proportionate Principles

Deep Dive: Updates to the Necessary and Proportionate Principles | Rights & Liberties - Foundation Caribbean Rights, supported by Kibera's Women Self Help Group | Scoop.it
July 10 marks one year since EFF and a coalition of hundreds of experts and human rights activists put the finishing touches on the Necessary and Proportionate Principles.
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Publishing of an updated version of the Necessary and Proportionate Principles on how international human rights law should be applied to government surveillance

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Freedom on the Net 2013 | Freedom House

Freedom on the Net 2013 | Freedom House | Rights & Liberties - Foundation Caribbean Rights, supported by Kibera's Women Self Help Group | Scoop.it

Freedom on the Net 2013 is the fourth report in a series of comprehensive studies of internet freedom around the globe and covers developments in 60 countries that occurred between May 2012 and April 2013. Over 60 researchers, nearly all based in the countries they analyzed, contributed to the project by researching laws and practices relevant to the digital media, testing the accessibility of select websites, and interviewing a wide range of sources, among other research activities. This edition's findings indicate that internet freedom worldwide is in decline, with 34 out of 60 countries assessed in the report experiencing a negative trajectory during the coverage period. Broad surveillance, new laws controlling web content, and growing arrests of social-media users drove this overall decline in internet freedom in the past year. Nonetheless, Freedom on the Net 2013 also found that activists are becoming more effective at raising awareness of emerging threats and, in several cases, have helped forestall new repressive measures.

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Good fourth report of comprehensive studies of internet freedom around the globe, covering developments in 60 countries

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World Pres Freedom Index 2014 -- Reporters Without Borders

The 2014 World Press Freedom Index spotlights the negative impact of conflicts on freedom of information and its protagonists. The ranking of some countries has also been affected by a tendency to interpret national security needs in an overly broad and abusive manner to the detriment of the right to inform and be informed. This trend constitutes a growing threat worldwide and is even endangering freedom of information in countries regarded as democracies. Finland tops the index for the fourth year running, closely followed by Netherlands and Norway, like last year. At the other end of the index, the last three positions are again held by Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea, three countries where freedom of information is non-existent. Despite occasional turbulence in the past year, these countries continue to be news and information black holes and living hells for the journalists who inhabit them. This year’s index covers 180 countries, one more than last year. The new entry, Belize, has been assigned an enviable position (29th). Cases of violence against journalists are rare in Belize but there were some problems: defamation suits involving demands for large amounts in damages, national security restrictions on implementation of the Freedom of Information Act and sometimes unfair management of broadcast frequencies.

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Index on freedom of information, covering 180 countries

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Ten journalists to free from prison - Reports - Committee to Protect Journalists

Ten journalists to free from prison - Reports - Committee to Protect Journalists | Rights & Liberties - Foundation Caribbean Rights, supported by Kibera's Women Self Help Group | Scoop.it

On World Press Freedom Day, CPJ calls for the release of all jailed journalists

By Shazdeh Omari/CPJ News Editor New York,

 

April 29, 2014—Uzbek editor Muhammad Bekjanov has been in jail for 15 years, one of the longest imprisonments of journalists worldwide. Prominent Iranian journalist Siamak Ghaderi was imprisoned in 2010 and has been beaten and whipped in custody. Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Van Hai, serving a 12-year jail term, could barely walk or talk during a prison visit in July 2013, his family said.

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Journalists in prison, silenced by authorities in retaliation for their work

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"We Were Sent to Kill You" | Human Rights Watch

"We Were Sent to Kill You" | Human Rights Watch | Rights & Liberties - Foundation Caribbean Rights, supported by Kibera's Women Self Help Group | Scoop.it
The 37-page report based on Human Rights Watch research in the two counties, documents the little-reported attacks on nine villages in Busia and Bungoma counties by criminal gangs of armed young men from March to July 2013. The attackers, using machetes, clubs, and axes, killed a total of 10 people and seriously injured more than 150.
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Report based on Human Rights Watch research

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Private Property Is the Essence of Liberty - Right Side News

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Private Property Is the Essence of Liberty
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Ron Paul, Distinguished Counselor to the Mises Institute, and a founding member, celebrated his 78th birthday this week.
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Privacy and property, essential for the liberty of individual rights

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Celebrate Women's Equality Day – Support Equal Pay Today! - American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)

Celebrate Women's Equality Day – Support Equal Pay Today! - American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog) | Rights & Liberties - Foundation Caribbean Rights, supported by Kibera's Women Self Help Group | Scoop.it
Celebrate Women's Equality Day – Support Equal Pay Today!
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EPT! Campaign pushes for policy change to end discriminatory employment practices for women

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Over the rainbow: what is it like to be gay around the world?

Over the rainbow: what is it like to be gay around the world? | Rights & Liberties - Foundation Caribbean Rights, supported by Kibera's Women Self Help Group | Scoop.it
Russia introduces an anti-gay law, while Britain makes marriage legal. So what's it like to be gay around the world in 2013?
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Interviews with men and women talking about love, the law and coming out to your mum

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